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In Topic: Devils acquire Kyle Palmieri

Today, 08:23 PM

Zajac has been looking for that jam kind of guy with a knack for goal scoring ever since Parise left. Even though Palmieri isn't on ZP's level he should elevate Zajac/Cammalleri.

I'm almost as excited to see Palmieri with Zajac as I was to see Zajac and Jagr around this time last year

In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

04 July 2015 - 10:52 AM

The money is just shifting from over 30 UFA monster deals to young players who have a chance to living up to the contract. Think the league is in better shape this way.

I have to agree, because those over 30 deals are too much. And it still doesn't change the fact that if the contract turns sour or wasn't worth it; it is much easier to trade a 22-26 year old than a 38 year old.

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In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

03 July 2015 - 07:43 PM

Yes, it is. He also doesn't seem to be in high demand (since he hasn't signed a new deal, or his asking price is too high), so you could conceivably get him way cheaper than you "should". He's as good as any of the D that went for 4-6 million on July 1st + younger. Then you can move one of Merrill/Gelinas for more assets. They're quite unlikely to become dmen of Franson's calibre. But, as someone will point out, they might not be that valuable so the return might be meh. But it's a way to build assets. 

That's a very good point.  Why isn't he in higher demand, he had to have regressed in Nashville for his value to plummet like it has.  I want Franson before I'd want Ryan Wilson.

In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

03 July 2015 - 02:42 PM

Saad got a six year deal over $36 million and RoR got a 7 year $52 million deal.

The Sabres can afford a deal like that so good for them, hopefully RoR helps them turn it around.  Buffalo is looking good.  I think that deal for Saad is going to leave Columbus in some cap trouble after they have to sign some of these other players.  I don't know off of the top of my head, but some guys have to be due for contracts and they already had trouble with Atkinson.  

In Topic: John Moore to NJD

03 July 2015 - 02:34 PM

This is what I was getting at. Even Volchenkov put up pretty good point totals in the AHL. It seems like it's a post lock out phenomenon, but generally defenseman that don't maintain a half point per game total in the CHL by age 18 don't pan out in the NHL. College and the USNDT have something of a different dynamic though. But even if the point totals are an issue, Santini seems like one of the few who has never put up good point totals at any level will be more than Fraser type in the NHL.

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Santini's skating ability is going to be the reason he's an NHL player.  Tri has said it before too.  If the offense in his game translates to the NHL it will be due to his skating that it happens, but wasn't it most defenseman who became regular NHLers were point-per-game players in the juniors?